Month: June 2018

June 21, 2018 Peter No comments exist

Bass Strait was named after George Bass after he passed through it in the Norfolk in the late 1700’s. According to CruisersWiki, “Bass Strait has a well deserved reputation as being one of the most treacherous bodies of water in the world.”, and, “The crossing of the Bass Strait is considered a significant but worthwhile…

June 19, 2018 Peter No comments exist

The extra day in Robe had been a bonus. Not only had we, hopefully, sorted out the muddy water problem but we also had a chance to rest up, do some sightseeing and get some laundry done. It was time to head off for Portland. We would finally be out of South Australia and in…

June 15, 2018 Peter No comments exist

Image courtesy of Aloha Accommodation The trip from Adelaide to Robe was a real baptism of fire for us. Heading down St Vincent Gulf the wind picked up and we had frequent 20 knot gusts. We discovered two things very quickly, Margaret suffers from terrible sea sickness when the wind is over 10 knots, and…

June 12, 2018 Peter No comments exist

We were really glad to get out of Adelaide. Buying the boat in Adelaide, and getting it ready for the trip to Sydney, had proved to be anything but a pleasant experience. You can read all about that experience here. We had however met some wonderful people in Adelaide. Gill and Chris had been our…